My 18 month old is nursing ALL. THE. TIME.
It's really weird because he was down to like 3 nursing sessions during the day (wake-up, nap /or/ daycare pickup, and bedtime -- all baby-led, I'm just following his lead) and then a few times overnight of course.
But lately he is nursing like a newborn! Like every hour (not exaggerating) asking to nurse.
I am pretty sure he's teething on 2nd year molars (haven't seen any come thru yet though). He's also had a big language burst (like ~30 words/signs over 4 mos), and nursing was his first sign too so it's definitely a favorite request So maybe it's a combination of teething relief + the enjoyment of asking and receiving through language?
I don't object in any specific way, as I'm not trying to wean him -- but it's making me MAJORLY touched out. To go from nursing 3x/daytime and really enjoying a new relationship with him and his growing independence, to like 10x/daytime plus currently waking hourly-ish and also nursing back down (I blame teeth?) ... it's a bit overwhelming for me, plus his toddler acrobatics and physicality while nursing (he's always touching my face, hair, neck, running his hands over my chest, etc - not in an uncomfortable way but it's just TOO MUCH TOUCHING). The only way I can get a break is to physically leave the room or the house, because obviously he doesn't ask dad for nursing! I really want to enjoy my time with my son, but I don't enjoy THIS much nursing.
Do I just wait for it to pass? Does it pass? Do I start setting limits? Who else has gone through this? TIA for the advice.